For most travelers is Aqaba the beginning or end of their travel around Jordan. More than for foreign tourists it is a magnet for holidaymakers from Amman, who spend here their weekends at the seaside. You can see the remains of the fort, nice mosque and seaside promenade. Swimming is better a few kilometers in the south in the Bay of Tala. If you like hiking, set out into the desert mountains just outside of town for panoramic views of both Aqaba and Israeli Eilat.